From management to prevention: The new cure for sports concussion.

Batten, John and White, Adam and Anderson, Eric and Bullingham, Rachael (2016) From management to prevention: The new cure for sports concussion. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50. pp. 1293-1294. ISSN 0306-3674

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A recent BJSM editorial argued that‘turning people into couch potatoes is not the cure for sports concussion’. Specifically, it was noted how heightened anxiety over sports concussion has caused participation levels to fall; that concussions are common in contact sports; and that there remains a need for the development of specific concussion management protocols targeted at each level of the game. In this response, the evidence to support each of these contentions is examined. A case for directing attention away from concussion management and towards the prevention of concussions in sport is also stated.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: “This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by BMJ Publishing Group in British Journal of Sports Medicine, available online at It is not the copy of record.”
Uncontrolled Keywords: sports concussion; prevention
Subjects: C Biological sciences > C600 Sport & exercise science
Departments: Faculty of Business, Law and Sport > Department of Sport & Exercise
Depositing User: John Batten
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 08:29

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